This is a full-time backpacking guide position. The responsibilities of the guide include organizing trip logistics (food planning and prep, gear prep), conducting trip orientations, all cooking, cleaning and camp chores, in-field repair and maintenance of SYMG gear, completion of trip reports and facilitating a safe, fun and memorable experience for paying clients while in the backcountry.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills


- Experience leading backcountry trips
- Current WFR
- California Food Handler's Certificate
- Leave No Trace Awareness Course
- Own your own vehicle, in good working order
- Must be 21 years of age by Summer, 2024
- Availability from June 1-Sept 30, though exact dates are flexible

Required Skills:

-Excellent conversational, group management, & leadership skills
- Excellent backcountry cooking skills
-Ability to effectively collaborate with other staff and work in a small community environment
-Must be able to learn quickly and take initiative, be self-directed

About Southern Yosemite Mountain Guides

Southern Yosemite Mountain Guides is one of North America's premier active travel & guiding services. Founded in 1991 and based outside of the south entrance of Yosemite (Oakhurst/Bass Lake), SYMG specializes in backpacking, stock-supported trekking, rock climbing and natural history trips. We operate primarily in the Sierra Nevada, from Yosemite south through Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks. We are proud to have been named "Best Outfitter on Earth" and "Best Adventure Travel Company" by National Geographic Adventure Magazine.

Application Instructions

Please send CV and cover letter to [email protected]

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